Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is the name for surgical procedures performed when medical methods such as antibiotics, decongestants and nasal steroid sprays have been found to be unsuccessful in treating sinusitis.
Skin cancer consists of a malignant growth, which usually develops in the outermost layer of the skin called the epidermis, meaning that a tumour is generally clearly visible. Skin cancer rarely spreads beyond the skin, apart from malignant melanoma.
Scars develop when multiple layers of skin have been injured, for example by surgery, acne or an accident. Scar revision is a term for a range of treatments that are used to make a scar less noticeable on your skin.
A tumour is the name for any kind of swelling or growth and can be benign or malignant. The most common type to occur in the sinonasal cavity are benign – they grow slowly and do not invade adjacent structures.
Sinuses are air pockets or cavities that are lined with a thin mucous membrane, the same as the lining of the nose. The sinuses are connected to the nose through small openings called ostia. There are two types of sinusitis – acute and chronic.
Rhino-sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavity. Allergic rhinitis is likely to be diagnosed if sneezing, itchy eyes and a family history all occur. A large adenoid causes similar symptoms to allergic rhinitis without the sneezing or itchy eyes
Epistaxis is the medical term for bleeding from the nose. It is believed that nosebleeds are caused by a broken fragile blood vessel in the nose, which could be caused by a minor injury or an infection.